REVIEW: NEW! Wet N Wild Megalast Lipsticks

by - April 29, 2020

Recently, my local Walmart did their Wet N Wild display and there were quite a few new products on the shelves - so of course I had to reign myself in from buying a little bit of everything. I did, of course, pick up a few things though and two of those things are the Wet N Wild Megalast Lipsticks - available in high shine and matte finishes. Admittedly, at just over $4 each, I was tempted to go mad with lipstick buying power like I once would have, but I decided to be good and just try one of each to see how I liked the formulas. 

Keep reading for my review!

Because I really wanted to compare these two formulas to each other, I decided to pick a very similar shade in each finish. Because I'm me and my lipstick tastes are... pretty damn basic and easy to wear, if we're being honest, I went with two mauve nude shades. Ultimately, these are the types of shades that I know I would wear, but I actually think that certain types of shades will likely work better in one formula than the other. 

Wet N Wild Mega Last Matte Lip Color 
in Skin-Ny Dipping
A long-lasting, semi-matte lipstick infused with lip-loving ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Natural Marine Plant Extracts, Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E deliver moisture, while Murumuru Seed Butter, Argan Oil, and Sunflower and Passionfruit Seed Oils nourish the lips. The formula is long-wearing and has a creamy texture for easy application. Velvety, high-pigment full-coverage color effortlessly glides on for comfortable, superior wear. Available in 13 Cruelty-free, Gluten-free, and Fragrance-free shades.

I've been using Wet N Wild matte lipsticks for over 20 years and I can clearly remember reaching for a deep, vampy burgundy shade in my wannabe goth teen years, and I can definitely tell you that this formula is a hell of a lot better than it once was. What used to be that old school dry matte formula that looked amazing and lasted a long time but felt... pretty awful pretty quick, this is definitely a creamier, more comfortable matte formula that maintains some moisture while you wear it. It still wears for quite a while, but I actually find that because it does have that creaminess to it, it tends to wear down a little more evenly and you can refresh it a little bit with some lip mashing. 

Wet N Wild Mega Last High Shine Lipstick
in Mad For Mauve
A luscious high-shine lipstick infused with lip-loving ingredients including Murumuru Butter, Mango Butter, and Sunflower and Watermelon Seed Oils will nourish your lips and deliver moisture. The formula is long-wearing and has a creamy texture for easy application. Silky, buildable color effortlessly glides on for superior wear and will not feather or bleed. Available in 13 Cruelty-free, Gluten-free, and Fragrance-free shades.

I've basically always been a matte finish kind of a girl when it comes to bullet lipsticks and to this day there aren't a ton of lipsticks that I reach for in more of a shiny finish, so I didn't have a ton of confidence that I was going to like this formula. That being said, though, I think we're all kind of getting over matte lips somewhat and I think the formulas are just getting better overall when it comes to full colour lipsticks that have some shine, and I think this one is a testament to that. On the lips it feels super comfortable and lightweight, but not like it's going to slide around and make a mess (though I'm still not sure that I personally would go for a really bold shade in this formula.) It's SUPER soft, so I would recommend minimally twisting up the bullet and not using too much pressure when applying - Why, yes, I did indeed break mine by doing that. Anyway, I really, really like this formula. 

Skin-Ny Dipping | Matte Finish
I have to say that I quite like this shade, but I do think I would have liked it a little bit more maybe 3-4 years ago. Don't get me wrong, it's a really pretty shade, but I found myself trying and trying to figure out what I didn't absolutely love about it and I think it's the ashiness of the undertones. I feel like trendwise we've started to move away from ashy lip colours. I actually compared this to my all time favorite lip nude lip colour and that's what really drove it home for me, because that grey undertone really shone through in that comparison. So.... If you like an ashier nude lip, this could be a good option, but it's just not my personal favorite. 

Mad For Mauve | High Shine Finish
This is, I have to say, basically a perfect spring pink on my skin tone. Admittedly, I'm not much of a pink lipstick kind of girl, but though this does show up distinctly pink on me it has neutral enough undertones that it does end up being that sort of your lips but better kind of shade.  I think this pairs really well with cooler toned eye looks and is really easy to wear every day. Because it's so cooled toned, though, I don't think it pairs really well with warm toned eye looks, so I actually picked up a warmer nude shade in this formula for those kinds of looks - shows how much I really, really enjoy this formula.

This is one of those circumstances where lip swatches really mattered, I think, because both shades did end up looking quite different on my arm than on my lips. I think it might be because of the influence of the pink of my lips, because they really did both skew more neutral on my arms and more pink on the lips. Even as I write this, I'm wearing Mad For Mauve on my lips and I just swatched in on my arm and there's a distinct difference in how they look.

I have to say that I'm actually really impressed with both of these formulas, though this is really cementing the changes in my own tastes that just as a preference I'm really into the High Shine formula. That said, I think that the Matte formula is really solid, and at under $5 it's definitely the best value for quality at the drugstore. Also, I've had both of these kicking around in my purse while I've been testing them out and I haven't had any issue with the caps falling off, which has been a big problem with cheaper packaged lipsticks for me in the past. If there was one thing I would change, it would be the smell. I personally like a really sweet vanilla scent in my lipsticks and these are basically unscented as far as I can tell. They don't smell bad at all, but they could definitely smell better.

Overall, I highly recommend. The new Wet N Wild Megalast Lipsticks are popping up in local displays now, so if you're interested, keep an eye out. They're also available online from Wet N Wild

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